Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 11, 2012  By: Gretchen

What do you get the woman that has everything or wants nothing?  How about a gift to a charitable organization in her honor?  Here are three deserving charities that would be a great option to recognize and honor your mom.

With AfricAid you can help girls in Tanzania while you honor your mother.  There are two ways you can help;

1.  Come to Ten Thousand Villages in Cherry Creek (in Denver) on Friday May 11th from 5-8pm and a portion of your purchases will be donated to AfricAid.  OR

2.  Make a donation to AfricAid in honor of your mother, she’ll know that girls in Africa are receiving the gift of a brighter future because of her. Print out a donation certificate right from our website!!

Project C.U.R.E. – honor your mom (or the motherly cheerleader in your life!)  by supporting a mom in need through Project C.U.R.E.  Your tribute gift could send sterile dressings and supplies to an ill-equipped clinic so that a mom-to-be has a safe delivery, lowering her risk of infection. It could send a delivery table so that she doesn’t have to give birth on the floor. And it could provide incubators and infant warmers to keep her baby warm and healthy.

Make a donation to the Kellerman Foundation.  Since the Batwa pygmies were expelled from the Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest 20 years ago, they have lived in shocking poverty. Kellerman’s partner programs in Uganda are helping break the cycle of poverty through a broad-based approach of healthcare, education, community development, and skills training.

In the U.S., we celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers, food, and gifts. In southwest Uganda, mothers struggle to provide their children with a meager diet of rice and maize meal. This Mother’s Day, please consider a different kind of gift. Honor the women in your life by providing Batwa women a chance to change the future for their children.

Whatever you choose to do this Mother’s Day we at Africa Adventure Consultants wish you and your families the very best.